Visions in the Nunnery is our renowned biennial showcase of moving image, digital and performance art, selected from an international open call.

Visions offers an informed overview of the provocative and quick-changing mediums of moving image and performance, presenting works from across the world. For each Visions we run two to three programmes and invite lead artists, renowned for their innovation in the digital field, to head and inspire each one. The ideas of the lead artists support the selection process and set the tone for the wider exhibition.

Our next Visions in the Nunnery programme will be in 2025, with more details on the open call and lead artists to be announced soon.

Our most recent Visions was led by artists Patrick Goddard and film duo Webb-Ellis, who showed work alongside 42 artists hailing from 20 different countries across the globe, including China, Finland, Iran, Singapore and Ukraine. The works were selected by Goddard and Webb-Ellis from the international open call, which drew 448 submissions from 48 countries.

Established in 1999, Visions has exhibited artists including Oreet Ashery, Tacita Dean, Ori Gersht, Dryden Goodwin, Susan Hiller, Mikhail Karikis, Tina Keane, Lawrence Lek, Uriel Orlow, Hetain Patel, Heather Phillipson and Nye Thompson, many at the very early stages of their careers. Not to be missed, Visions gives viewers the unique experience of a curated conversation of filmmakers from across the world. Visions in the Nunnery is curated by artist and selector Tessa Garland with Sophie Hill, Director of Arts and Events at Bow Arts.

Featured Artworks

Visions 2022: Programme 1 Teaser

Lead artist: Patrick Goddard

Visions 2022: Programme 1 Teaser

Lead artist: Patrick Goddard

Visions 2020: Programme 1 Teaser

Lead artist: Hetain Patel

Visions 2020: Programme 2 Teaser

Lead artist: Nye Thompson

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